I received my new Raspberry Pi & Brick Pi, but have not been able to get onto it.
I bought the pre-formated BrickPi SD card.
I first tried technique 2 connect through an Ethernet cable but VNC could not connect.
Next I tried technique 1 just plugging in a TV, keyboard, & mouse and discovered that during boot the Pi is getting an error:
Kernel panic - not syncing: No init found
Searching other Raspberry Pi sites it seems this is associated with incompatible SD cards. Have others had this problem?